As our narrator, Mary Alice Young weaves her own story into those of four housewives, her best friends: Lynette, Susan, Bree, and Gabrielle. Mary Alice knows their hopes, their dreams, their desires, and most importantly, their secrets.
You see…she used to be one of them. But her desperation to have a normal life lead to a series of tragic events that culminated with her suicide. And, in the wake of this horrific act, she left behind her son Zach and her husband Paul to pick up the pieces.
Now she can only guide us from beyond. And, although her friends and family miss her terribly, her presence will always be felt on Wisteria Lane.